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November 6th, 2018
Elise Donovan faced UK Committee on VI’s sustainable future

LONDON, United Kingdom: Virgin Islander Ms Elise Donovan has presented before the UK Foreign Affairs Committee on behalf of the Virgin Islands (VI) on the topic of building a sustainable future for British overseas territories.

September 3rd, 2018
RDA Boss $350k package not a Gov’t decision—Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The $350,000 remuneration package for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA), was negotiated with the successful candidate, New Zealand native, Mr Paul Bayly, by the entity’s Board of Directors and not the Virgin Islands (VI) Government.

August 29th, 2018
VI develops ‘Management Strategy’ in wake of 2017 disasters

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy and Programming Framework, is to be developed for the Virgin Islands (VI) for the next five years.

August 16th, 2018
NGOs funding extends cleanup efforts to sister islands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) and the Department of Waste Management (DWM) will expand the debris clearance project to Anegada and Virgin Gorda Monday, August 20, 2018—with funding secured from Unite BVI and The Bitter End Yacht Club.

August 2nd, 2018
RDA & DWM begins aggressive debris clearance programme

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) and the Department of Waste Management (DWM) has partnered to clean up debris on Tortola and Jost van Dyke left from the passages of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

April 4th, 2018
Leaked letters show pressure from FCO for independent Recovery Agency

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While some backbenchers, residents and civil society are not sure what is in the amended Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Bill 2018, letters unearthed from senior National Democratic Party (NDP) sources show pressure from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) over the Bill.

March 23rd, 2018
4 Backbenchers write to Premier Smith objecting to Recovery Agency & Board!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Four Backbenchers, along with Opposition Member Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3), have written to Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) expressing their objection to the establishment of the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency and Board, which was stipulated by the United Kingdom in its High Level Framework for UK Support of BVI Recovery.

March 21st, 2018
The Recovery Agency is to prevent 'corruption'- Dr Kedrick D. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The popular radio show ‘Honestly Speaking with Claude O. Skelton-Cline’ continues to attract some of the biggest movers and shakers in the Virgin Islands, with the guests on the ZBVI 780 AM programme yesterday, March 20, 2018 being Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) and Deputy Governor, Mr David D. Archer, who made a brief appearance.

March 20th, 2018
‘We will voice numerous concerns about Agency’- Hon Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is no secret that, like the public at large, the Backbenchers of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government have major concerns about the Recovery and Development Agency that will be put in place by law to manage loans received for the Territory’s recovery and development following the devastating hurricanes of September 2017.



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